WSR 09-21-106

PERMANENT RULES

SENTENCING GUIDELINES COMMISSION


[ Filed October 21, 2009, 11:10 a.m. , effective November 21, 2009 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: To repeal chapter 437-10 WAC from the administrative code. The purpose is to make changes to the bylaws more expedient by removing them from the rule-making process. The sentencing guidelines commission (SGC) will continue to operate under bylaws, but by removing them from the administrative code, the body will be able to respond to changing circumstances immediately. For example, the current bylaws according to WAC 437-10-080 allow the commission to change the bylaws by a simple majority. However, this change may not take effect for at least four months under the rule-making process. The anticipated effects are to allow the commission to respond more quickly to emerging issues. There are no anticipated effects for the public since the bylaws already allow changes to be made by the members' vote, notice of meetings are given on the SGC web site, and time for public comment is given at meetings. The bylaws will also be published on the SGC web site.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing chapter 437-10 WAC.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.94A.850, commission's rule-making authority under chapter 34.05 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 09-17-084 on August 17, 2009.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 8.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: October 9, 2009.

Jean Soliz-Conklin

Executive Director

OTS-2172.1


REPEALER
     The following chapter of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 437-10-010 Officers of the sentencing guidelines commission.
WAC 437-10-020 Meetings of the sentencing guidelines commission.
WAC 437-10-030 Absences of members from meetings.
WAC 437-10-040 Quorum.
WAC 437-10-050 Participation and discussion during sentencing guidelines commission meetings, rules of order, and forms of action.
WAC 437-10-060 Voting procedures.
WAC 437-10-070 Minutes.
WAC 437-10-080 Change in bylaws.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office